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Portree Lifeboat launched to fishing boat in Loch Gairloch

Lifeboats News Release

The 'Adelphi' creel fishing boat suffered transmission problems within Loch Gairloch

About 2.48pm on Monday 18 December 2017, Portree RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) All Weather Lifeboat 14-16, Stanley Watson Barker was launched on request from Stornoway Coastguard to assist a 24ft creel fishing boat.

The 'Adelphi' a GRP 24ft creel fishing boat suffered transmission problems and floundered on the north shore of Strath Bay, Loch Gairloch. The fisherman was forced to abandoned his boat and made his way safely to the shore.

The boat was damaged and was lost in the incoming tide.

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